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Occupation: Vice president of corporate events at Ariel Investments LLC. She is responsible for the planning and execution of all corporate events, including the Black Corporate Directors Conference, an annual gathering of Black directors serving on Fortune 500 company boards. She also manages her own boutique private event planning company, ESP Event Architects. As a Black woman,…

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Many people scroll through Pinterest and Google and fantasize about dream weddings or celebrations. Oftentimes we pull from celebrity inspiration as we dream about planning for those big bashes. But it takes more than a dream to pull off a grand event — it takes a dream team comprised of skilled and organized individuals. From planning…

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Robert H. Bolton  is an established event planner with a purpose. His years of experience and elite clientele keep his company in demand. Tell us about your career as an event planner. I began my career in 1986 as an account assistant at A. Brown-Olmstead Associates in Atlanta. When I joined the firm, it was the…

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Known affectionally as “The Event Coach,” Anika Kai was a party planner in the making long before she even realized that it was an actual paid profession. While in high school, Kai would unbeknownst to her, discover her niche while throwing house parties when her mom went out of town. The Clark Atlanta University graduate credits her “find…

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What inspires you to show up at work every day? I love being a people-connector; great business moves are made when great relationships are forged and developed. How did you determine your career path? I enjoy well-organized, fun and worthy events. Who do you consider your peers in your field? Planners: event, meeting, conference, expo,…

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